You’ve already watched all of Friends twice this week and dusted every skirting board. Now you’re thinking that the freezer looks about ready for a defrost, but before you flick that switch, flick your eyes over our list instead. There’s a stack to do at home this weekend beyond tidying your spice rack, so put that internet to good use and stream content from some of the best performers from across Melbourne and around the world.
Atlas Dining’s Charlie Carrington is bringing his fine dining expertise to your kitchens with his new project Atlas Masterclass. Kicking off with a deep dive into Vietnamese cuisine, the package includes three weekly produce boxes and nightly cooking classes to match. It launches Wednesday 1 April and runs three consecutive nights each week, with loads of extra cooking content available on his YouTube and Instagram.
RETROSWEAT VHS WORKOUT CLUB
Dig out the lycra and hook up your video player this Saturday because aerobic instructors Retrosweat are streaming a free live session from 11am. Head to their website to sign up and feel free to go full Olivia Newton-John with this high energy body and soul workout.
Now that you’ve finished Tiger King, you can keep the animal content coming with Taronga Zoo’s new TV platform. See what Sumatran Tigers and Asian Elephants get up to in their spare time with the 24/7 live stream, or tune into the wildlife hospital to check out the vets hard at work.
BRITISH NATIONAL THEATRE
In response to recent closures, the National Theatre in London will introduce a free online stream of hit productions from Thursday 2 April. With a new play launched each week, you’ll have access to each for seven days so don’t sleep on it. First up is this weekend is One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden.
MSO SUNDAY SESSIONS
Mix up your regular Sunday sesh this weekend and catch a free online concert from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. On Sunday 5 April they’ll be broadcasting a performance of Martinu Madrigals from 3pm which you can find on their Youtube channel.
BILLY BONES CLUB ISO FEST
Aussie festival brand Billy Bones Club is bringing the good vibes on Friday 3 April with a live stream concert featuring the likes of Boo Seeka, John Cashman and The Dreggs. They’re also paying sales profits from their website direct to the artists from 7pm to midnight. Just tune in via their Insta to catch the gig.
Right about now Cirque du Soleil would have been smack bang in the middle of the Melbourne leg of their Kurios tour. Fortunately for us, they’ve brought the magic to our screens with a 60-minute special featuring some of their best performances. Considering tickets usually go like hotcakes, be sure to make the most of this completely free and undeniably spectacular display.
BEAT LIVE SESSIONS
Beat Magazine is repping the local music scene, broadcasting nightly live gigs on their Instagram. Streaming each day from 6pm you can catch acts like Cry Club, Max Lawrence and Zoe Fox. They announce acts on the day so keep your eyes peeled for who’s up next this weekend.
VIRTUAL MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
We could all do with a laugh at the moment and MICF is kindly delivering the goods. From Wednesday 25 March to Sunday 19 of April, they’ll be sharing a clip from past festivals featuring artists that relate to the original events of each date. Follow them here to catch the daily clips, or head to YouTube for hours of archived comedy gold.
STILL LIFE DRAWING WITH ALICE OEHR
Melbourne still life artist Alice Oehr has been kind enough to share a free guide to still life drawing to replace her regular weekend classes. All you need is paper or a tablet and you’ve got the tools to draw, so grab some bits from around the house this weekend and get creating.Keep up to date with everything at Urban List Melbourne.
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